Old Creamery Co-op – Just down the hill, the Creamery has everything you may need during your stay – Groceries, Beer and Wine, a full service deli and bakery serving coffee, breakfast, sandwiches and soups, ice cream in season, and prepared take-home foods made from scratch. The Coop also stocks a rotating selection of fresh local bread, and has a sustainability library. It’s a wonderful local place to sit and stay a while, meet friends, and grab a bite. Open until 7:30 every day.
Ashfield Lakehouse – A great casual dining spot about 20 minutes away, the Lakehouse has seasonal outdoor seating overlooking the water, a bar, pool table, and occasional live music. Look for great locally sourced foods in their specials! Open for lunch and dinner, every day but Tuesdays.
Listons Bar and Grill – A great local dive that serves food as well. Go here to catch a game on TV and meet some locals. Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner every day of the week, and the bar stays open late! Just 10 minutes away in Worthington.
Elmers Store – Open for breakfast and dinner only, this unique restaurant used to be a grocery and inn, and has been part of the history in Ashfield for over 100 years. It now is a sit down restaurant with a bar, and if famous for its amazing breakfast! Open every day but Tuesdays.
The View at Ridge 113 – Located at the Worthington Country Club and Golf Course about 10 minutes away, this gem closes for the winter but offers spectacular views and american fare. Open for lunch and dinner seasonally, closed Mondays.
Brewmasters Tavern – Located in Williamsburg, less than 30 minutes away. Originally a hotel, then a tavern, livery, store, and restaurant, the building boasts a 200 year history in the town. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, with brunch on Sundays. The bar has an expansive brew list that can be viewed online.
Bread Euphoria – Located in Haydenville, this local bakery offers up amazing fresh bread, plus breakfast, sandwiches and salads, plus pizza with sourdough crust made from scratch. Look for occasional community events and live music every saturday night.
The Quarters – A bit further away on Rt 9 in Hadley, this place is worth a mention because it is such a unique spot. It is on the bike trail, is open for lunch and dinner, and has over 20 vintage arcade games to play. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon with kids, and the scene becomes more adult late at night. Let your inner kid come out to play!
Northampton Restaurants – In Northampton you’ll find some of the best restaurants in the Pioneer Valley. Northampton offers a restaurant or cafe for every budget and taste. A very progressive community, many restaurants actively support the community by taking advantage of local produce from farms like ours. Paul and Elizabeths for vegetarian fare, Jakes Restaurant or Sylvesters for breakfast, Sierra Grille, Bistro Les Gras, Local Burger, or Eastside Grill for dinner, The Dirty Truth, Tunnel Bar and more for drinks!
Tanglewood – The world famous summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood also hosts excellent concerts year-round.
Iron Horse Music Hall – Since around 1980, the Iron Horse on Center Street in Northampton has brought some of the best names in music to its small, intimate club setting due to the phenomenal acoustics in the space.
Sevenars – Located in South Worthington, the Sevenars has been hosting fine musical performances since 1968. Developed around the Schrade family of classical musicians, they continue to bring fine solo and small group performances to their hall.
Other Northampton Live Music – The Calvin Theatre features big name acts in an old-style theatre. The Pearl Street Nightclub also has shows and The Basement or Platform Sports Bar is the place to go for dancing.
Mass MoCa – Museum of contemporary art; Theatre and dance performances; music concerts, and rotating exhibits in a sprawling former mill complex.
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Museum – Located in Williamstown Massachusetts, the Clark Art Museum not only has a world-class permanent collection, but hosts traveling shows as well.
Chesterwood – The country home of sculptor Daniel Chester French – the artist responsible for some of the most iconic works in America like the statue in the Lincoln memorial – is located in Stockbridge, MA. The grounds of Chesterwood contain models and studies of many well-known works – miniatures of their more famous full-size counterparts.
Norman Rockwell Museum – Many of Norman Rockwell’s most famous paintings include as subjects residents of his hometown of Stockbridge.
The Berkshire Museum is home to fine art, cultural and natural history displays. It’s located just south of the common on Rt. 7 in Pittsfield.
Heritage Park – This Massachusetts state park in North Adams is themed around the railroad and specifically the Hoosac Tunnel.
Springfield Museums – A complex of museums that, along with a church and the main branch of the Springfield Library, includes two art museums, a natural history museum and an museum dedicated to the history of the Pioneer Valley. The Quadrangle has recently been transformed into a sculpture garden with life-size bronze castings of some of Dr. Seuss’ most famous characters who called Springfield his hometown.
Eric Carle Museum – This refreshing museum dedicated to picture book art is located on Bay Road in Amherst, between Hampshire College and Atkins Farm.
National Yiddish Book Center – This is a relatively new facility built to help insure the survival of the Yiddish culture. Like the Eric Carle Museum, it’s located very near Hampshire College in Amherst.
The Emily Dickinson Museum – The Emily Dickinson Museum is a historic house museum consisting of two houses: the Dickinson Homestead and the Evergreens. The Dickinson Homestead was the birthplace and home from 1855–1886 of 19th-century American poet, whose poems were discovered in her bedroom there after her death.
Kingman Tavern Museum, – Right here in Cummington, the Kingman Tavern Museum houses over 5000 artifacts depicting Cummington history from the late 1700s to the mid-1900s. It collectively presents over 200 years of farm, industrial and domestic life and includes a replica of a well-stocked general store, a kitchen, parlor rooms and bedrooms, as well as rooms dedicated to textiles, military history, light industry, millinery and clothing. The large two-story barn has an exceptional collection of hand and farm tools, and the 1840’s Cider Mill with its wooden gears is in working condition except for the press. The Carriage Shed has an ox-shoeing frame, a snow roller for roads, a school bus on runners for winter use, an ice cutter, and a butter and egg wagon.
Academy of Music – This movie theatre is a must-see with its Victorian interior, and huge screen complete with red velvet curtains.
The Amherst Cinema – The core of programming at Amherst Cinema is first-run independent film and classic repertory.
You can catch mainstream films 10 minutes east of Northampton on Route 9 in The Hadley Theatre.
The Chester Theatre has been producing high quality theatrical productions in the Chester Massachusetts town hall for about thirty years.
North Hall – Housed in a historic one-room schoolhouse, this quaint performance space is home to theatrical and music performances from late May through September.
Jacob’s Pillow Center for Dance – International center for dance in Becket, presenting dance in all it’s forms from all over the world.
Shakespeare & Company – World-class performances of Shakespeare and other playwrights, children’s activities, both indoor and outdoor theatres in Lenox, MA.
Mt. Tom State Reservation, Mt. Sugarloaf, Skinner State Parks all have great hiking trails, but you can find trails almost anywhere that are sure to have beautiful sights. We even have plenty of trails right here on our property. Mt. Greylock State Reservation is the highest peak in Massachusetts at about 3600 feet above sea level, and is accessible from either Lanesboro or North Adams.
Daughters of the American Revolution State Forest – Enjoy Swimming, Canoeing and Hiking around two beautiful lakes. About 10 minutes away in Goshen.
Notchview Reservation – Prime cross-country skiing or hiking on miles of trails in a 3000 acre reservation. a Trustees property in Windsor, MA – just 7 miles away. Notchview offers instructions, rental equipment, and they have a small lodge where food and hot drinks are available for purchase. There is both skate and track skiing at this reservation. Snowshoers are also welcome and there is a separate trail for those with dogs. For more information on events and daily ski conditions call 413-684-0148.
Glendale Falls is in Middlefield along River Rd. and is one of the tallest waterfalls in Massachusetts.
The Chesterfield Gorge is a beautiful geologic formation on the East Branch of the Westfield River. The gorge is a Trustees of Reservations property and is accessible from Ireland Street, just 5 minutes away.
William Cullen Bryant Homestead – Another Trustees of Reservations property, and our next-door neighbor, this beautiful house and farm was the boyhood home of poet and long-time New York Post editor William Cullen Bryant. The hills and streams around the house shaped much of Bryant’s poetry. take tours of the historic homestead, use the walking trails and go to special events.
The Calvin Coolidge Room at Forbes Library in Northampton is a room dedicated to Calvin Coolidge that houses memorabilia from his political career. The room also serves as his presidential library.
Historic Deerfield Village – During the Colonial era, the village of Deerfield Massachusetts was on the wild frontier of English settlement. Most of the houses in the village were faithfully restored to their 18th century state by architect William Gass. The village includes a museum in Heritage Hall which contains artifacts from the massacre that occurred there during the First French & Indian War, as well as an extensive library of local historical documents.
Hancock Shaker Village – Located on Rt. 20, west of Pittsfield, this village is a preserved Shaker community, and is run as a living museum. They host regular classes and demonstrations of Shaker crafts and farming methods, or you can simply visit and walk the grounds.
Shopping – It’s easy to shop and park in Northampton. Many of the city’s most interesting stores are located in its pedestrian friendly downtown. Thornes Marketplace, Faces, Turn it Up Music, Roz’s Place, and Kestrel are our favorites.
The Northampton/Amherst area is also home to locally-produced wines and microbrews, as well as numerous organic farms. Amherst Winery, Amherst Brewing Co at The Hanger, and Progression Brewing Company are all great.
Colleges and Universities – Five of the nation’s most prestigious liberal art schools are within minutes of each other and just a short drive away. The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Smith College and Mount Holyoke College, known collectively as New England’s “Knowledge Corridor” and “The 5-College Area” are located in Amherst, Northampton and South Hadley respectively.
Shelburne Falls Bridge of Flowers and Glacial Potholes – Shelburne Falls is a quaint, artsy community Located on Deerfield river, the scenic and historic Mohawk Trail (Route 2) in the Berkshire foothills. Shelburne Falls and the surrounding area is rich with natural beauty, talented artisans, dining, and all four season recreation. Lovingly maintained by the active local gardening club, the Bridge of Flowers is a pedestrian bridge/flower garden – it has been the model for numerous similar bridges around the country. The Glacial Potholes are an amazing sight, with over 50 “kettles” at the base of Salmon Falls, this is one of the largest collection of glacial potholes in the world, and the site of the largest on record.
Snow Farm is a special place where students can come for solace and rejuvenation while learning a craft from master craftspeople. Snow Farm is located in Williamsburg, Massachusetts in a complex centered around a 1700’s era farmhouse.
Magic Wings Butterfly Gardens – See many species of live butterflies up close in beautiful outdoor gardens and indoor conservatories year round. (30 >minutes away)
Zoar Outdoors – New England’s leader in outdoor adventure – Offering rafting, kayaking and canoeing trips and instruction.
Dinosaur Footprints – Open April through November in Holyoke, MA – you can see over 150 prints, the first ever scientifically described, here at this Trustees property.
Prakasa Yoga and Wellness – Offers regular classes, plus special events and workshops, and is just 15 minutes down Rt 9.
East Heavan – Offers hot tubs, spa treatments, and massage therapy in Northampton, MA.